Lily and James Potter’s House, Lacock Village

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will know that I’m a big Harry Potter fan. Like the majority of millennials, the books and films were a big influence for me growing up and still a favourite today. Recently, I re-read all the books (which I think every one should do) and it inspired me to visit some of the filming locations here in England.

Lily and James Potter’s House

Just over half an hours drive from Bristol, is Lacock. This is a quintessentially English village, which appears to have been frozen in time. With no telephone poles, solar panels, antennas or wires, it makes this medieval village an idyllic filming backdrop.

This post will be in two parts, Lacock village and Lacock Abbey. I like to do a deep dive on my research so I don’t want to go on too much with this one!

You can find the cottage just a short walk from St. Cyriac’s Church. This cottage has appeared in two of the Harry Potter films, the Philosopher’s Stone and The Deathly Hallows. Please note that if you are planning on taking a trip to the “Potter’s house”, it is a private residence so be mindful of the owners privacy.

Not only known for it’s filming locations, Lacock is also known as being the birthplace of photography. The Biritsh scientist, William Henry Fox Talbot created the first photographic negative at Lacock Abbey in 1835. He wanted a way to fix images to paper which didn’t affect his inability to draw or paint. With such a demand for filming locations, it seems like the perfect full circle of filming to present day.

Tythe Barn
Inside Tythe Barn
Beautiful 1955 Landrover

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      1. You are welcome Emily! Looks like you are enjoying fun travels even though you haven’t been able to really take off and travel more extensively yet! Take care, Katelon

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  1. I had no idea that Harry Potter was filmed here, but now I can see it! Lacock Village is so charming, and it is definitely a convenient drive over from Bristol. I’ll have to check it out someday, should I return to England!

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